The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the West Midlands region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1084 1078 985
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.24% 19.53% 20.29%
As % of the Vendors category 41.92% 39.07% 40.44%
Number of salaries quoted 919 944 849
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2586 2759 2436
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.29% 49.98% 50.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2134 2270 2069
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham 0 378 £40,000 - 82
Staffordshire 0 172 £37,500 -3.84% 17
Coventry -1 128 £38,500 +7.69% 22
Warwickshire +4 113 £37,500 +15.38% 12
Solihull -1 81 £38,750 +9.15% 8
Worcestershire -4 37 £39,000 +16.41% 11
Shropshire +2 36 £35,000 +2.94% 8
West Bromwich -4 20 £19,000 -52.50%
Wolverhampton -6 20 £35,000 -4.10% 4
Sutton Coldfield +2 9 £29,000 +16.00% 2
Dudley -3 8 £25,750 -15.57% 1
Walsall +4 3 £35,000 +41.41% 2
Herefordshire -4 3 £31,500 +5.00% 1
Willenhall - 1 £35,000 -
Bilston - 1 £35,000 -
Tipton - 1 £19,499 -
Halesowen - 1 £21,000 -
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England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 783 (39.43%) MS Excel
2 735 (37.01%) SQL Server
3 699 (35.20%) .NET
4 687 (34.59%) SQL
5 605 (30.46%) Windows
6 571 (28.75%) C#
7 418 (21.05%) ASP.NET
8 357 (17.98%) HTML
9 332 (16.72%) Active Directory
10 319 (16.06%) VMware
11 303 (15.26%) MS Office
12 296 (14.90%) Microsoft Certification
13 290 (14.60%) CSS
14 284 (14.30%) SharePoint
15 278 (14.00%) Finance
16 270 (13.60%) JavaScript
17 254 (12.79%) Degree
18 252 (12.69%) Citrix
19 230 (11.58%) MS Exchange
20 226 (11.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 219 (11.03%) jQuery
22 212 (10.67%) MVC
23 203 (10.22%) VMware Infrastructure
24 199 (10.02%) XML
25 193 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
26 191 (9.62%) ITIL
27 184 (9.26%) CRM
28 182 (9.16%) Cisco
29 181 (9.11%) Windows Server 2008
30 180 (9.06%) VB.NET

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 284 (14.30%) SharePoint
2 230 (11.58%) MS Exchange
3 113 (5.69%) IIS
4 103 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 87 (4.38%) Lync
6 76 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 62 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2007
8 56 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2003
9 46 (2.32%) SharePoint Server
10 41 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 40 (2.01%) SharePoint 2010
12 38 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
13 34 (1.71%) Apache
13 34 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
14 25 (1.26%) Node.js
15 24 (1.21%) Tomcat
16 17 (0.86%) Office Communications Server
17 16 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2000
18 13 (0.65%) WebSphere
18 13 (0.65%) CMS
Applications
1 783 (39.43%) MS Excel
2 303 (15.26%) MS Office
3 75 (3.78%) MS Project
4 60 (3.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 45 (2.27%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.55%) FastStats
7 10 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.30%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.20%) Simulink
9 4 (0.20%) Stateflow
9 4 (0.20%) TargetLink
10 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.050%) GIMP
11 1 (0.050%) Stata
11 1 (0.050%) Windchill
11 1 (0.050%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 1 (0.050%) SPSS
11 1 (0.050%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.050%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.050%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 126 (6.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (2.11%) Dynamics AX
3 34 (1.71%) Dynamics NAV
4 20 (1.01%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 15 (0.76%) Maximo
6 12 (0.60%) assyst
7 11 (0.55%) Cognos TM1
8 7 (0.35%) e-Work
8 7 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
9 6 (0.30%) Summit
10 5 (0.25%) Line 500
11 3 (0.15%) SAP BPC
11 3 (0.15%) SAP CRM
11 3 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
11 3 (0.15%) Agresso
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
12 2 (0.10%) Lawson
12 2 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
13 1 (0.050%) Sage 200
13 1 (0.050%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 79 (3.98%) Office 365
2 29 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.60%) Amazon S3
4 12 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
4 12 (0.60%) ElastiCache
5 9 (0.45%) SaaS
6 8 (0.40%) IaaS
7 3 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.050%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.050%) Heroku
8 1 (0.050%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 119 (5.99%) SAN
2 97 (4.88%) DNS
3 92 (4.63%) Firewall
4 91 (4.58%) TCP/IP
4 91 (4.58%) WAN
5 87 (4.38%) LAN
6 67 (3.37%) Unified Communications
7 65 (3.27%) VPN
7 65 (3.27%) DHCP
8 59 (2.97%) Internet
9 40 (2.01%) NAS
10 36 (1.81%) VoIP
11 28 (1.41%) HTTP
12 25 (1.26%) Intranet
13 23 (1.16%) SSL
13 23 (1.16%) VLAN
13 23 (1.16%) Network Security
14 22 (1.11%) NetScaler
14 22 (1.11%) Wireless
14 22 (1.11%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 735 (37.01%) SQL Server
2 226 (11.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 170 (8.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 141 (7.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 103 (5.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 86 (4.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 81 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
8 53 (2.67%) Relational Database
9 52 (2.62%) SQL Server 2012
10 46 (2.32%) MySQL
11 44 (2.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 35 (1.76%) OLAP
13 34 (1.71%) Crystal Reports
14 25 (1.26%) Oracle Database
15 24 (1.21%) MongoDB
16 23 (1.16%) MS Access
17 19 (0.96%) RDBMS
18 17 (0.86%) DTS
19 15 (0.76%) SQL Server 2000
19 15 (0.76%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 157 (7.91%) Visual Studio
2 73 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 41 (2.06%) Subversion
4 27 (1.36%) Git (software)
5 16 (0.81%) MSI
6 15 (0.76%) NUnit
7 14 (0.70%) MSTest
8 12 (0.60%) Hudson
9 11 (0.55%) JIRA
9 11 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
10 10 (0.50%) InstallShield
11 9 (0.45%) AdminStudio
11 9 (0.45%) Rhino Mocks
11 9 (0.45%) Moq
12 8 (0.40%) Selenium
13 6 (0.30%) ReSharper
13 6 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 5 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
15 4 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
15 4 (0.20%) Mercurial
General
1 278 (14.00%) Finance
2 80 (4.03%) Advertising
3 76 (3.83%) Retail
4 71 (3.58%) Manufacturing
5 62 (3.12%) Telecoms
6 50 (2.52%) Legal
7 39 (1.96%) Marketing
8 37 (1.86%) Automotive
9 27 (1.36%) Banking
10 21 (1.06%) Publishing
11 20 (1.01%) Law
12 17 (0.86%) Games
13 13 (0.65%) Back Office
14 10 (0.50%) Military
15 9 (0.45%) Billing
16 8 (0.40%) Investment Banking
17 7 (0.35%) French Language
17 7 (0.35%) Aerospace
18 6 (0.30%) Front Office
18 6 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 719 (36.20%) Developer
2 342 (17.22%) Analyst
3 285 (14.35%) .NET Developer
4 211 (10.62%) Consultant
5 176 (8.86%) C# Developer
6 146 (7.35%) C# .NET Developer
7 122 (6.14%) Architect
8 114 (5.74%) ASP.NET Developer
9 113 (5.69%) Support Analyst
10 97 (4.88%) Senior Developer
11 89 (4.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 87 (4.38%) Administrator
13 85 (4.28%) Support Engineer
14 76 (3.83%) Web Developer
15 73 (3.68%) Software Developer
16 61 (3.07%) Project Manager
17 60 (3.02%) Business Analyst
18 55 (2.77%) Microsoft Consultant
19 53 (2.67%) SQL Developer
19 53 (2.67%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 699 (35.20%) .NET
2 418 (21.05%) ASP.NET
3 357 (17.98%) HTML
4 290 (14.60%) CSS
5 219 (11.03%) jQuery
6 199 (10.02%) XML
7 168 (8.46%) .NET Framework
8 167 (8.41%) Web Services
8 167 (8.41%) Ajax
9 127 (6.39%) HTML5
10 125 (6.29%) WCF
11 110 (5.54%) ASP.NET MVC
12 86 (4.33%) WPF
13 58 (2.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 52 (2.62%) WinForms
15 46 (2.32%) LINQ
15 46 (2.32%) CSS3
16 44 (2.22%) Silverlight
17 40 (2.01%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 34 (1.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 89 (4.48%) Computer Science
2 59 (2.97%) Management Information System
3 52 (2.62%) Clustering
4 42 (2.11%) Blackberry
5 33 (1.66%) Replication
6 31 (1.56%) Mobile App
7 28 (1.41%) Mathematics
8 21 (1.06%) Client/Server
9 20 (1.01%) Open Source
9 20 (1.01%) Social Media
10 18 (0.91%) PDA
11 16 (0.81%) iPhone
12 14 (0.70%) FlexPod
12 14 (0.70%) N-Tier
13 13 (0.65%) iPad
14 10 (0.50%) Fat Client
14 10 (0.50%) CLARiiON
14 10 (0.50%) Thin Client
15 9 (0.45%) Human Factors
15 9 (0.45%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 605 (30.46%) Windows
2 181 (9.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 144 (7.25%) Windows 7
4 123 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 122 (6.14%) Linux
6 105 (5.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 77 (3.88%) Windows XP
8 61 (3.07%) Windows 8
9 49 (2.47%) UNIX
10 40 (2.01%) Android
11 24 (1.21%) Apple iOS
12 17 (0.86%) Windows Mobile
13 11 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
15 9 (0.45%) Windows Vista
15 9 (0.45%) SUSE
15 9 (0.45%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.35%) Solaris
17 6 (0.30%) AIX
17 6 (0.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (10.67%) MVC
2 193 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
3 191 (9.62%) ITIL
4 184 (9.26%) CRM
5 163 (8.21%) Project Management
6 155 (7.80%) Agile Software Development
7 146 (7.35%) Web Development
8 96 (4.83%) Scrum
9 92 (4.63%) Migration
9 92 (4.63%) Software Engineering
10 86 (4.33%) ETL
10 86 (4.33%) PRINCE2
11 78 (3.93%) Unit Testing
12 72 (3.63%) OO
13 67 (3.37%) Project Planning
14 66 (3.32%) E-Commerce
14 66 (3.32%) Disaster Recovery
15 61 (3.07%) Service Delivery
15 61 (3.07%) TDD
16 60 (3.02%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 687 (34.59%) SQL
2 571 (28.75%) C#
3 270 (13.60%) JavaScript
4 180 (9.06%) VB.NET
5 163 (8.21%) T-SQL
6 90 (4.53%) VB
7 71 (3.58%) C++
8 60 (3.02%) Java
9 58 (2.92%) PHP
10 52 (2.62%) PowerShell
11 51 (2.57%) C
12 28 (1.41%) Perl
13 27 (1.36%) VBScript
14 25 (1.26%) Bash Shell
15 22 (1.11%) VB6
16 21 (1.06%) VBA
16 21 (1.06%) Python
17 20 (1.01%) PL/SQL
18 10 (0.50%) Delphi
18 10 (0.50%) VC++
Qualifications
1 296 (14.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 254 (12.79%) Degree
3 165 (8.31%) MCSE
4 101 (5.09%) Security Cleared
5 91 (4.58%) MCITP
6 70 (3.52%) MCP
7 64 (3.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 59 (2.97%) SC Cleared
9 49 (2.47%) MCTS
10 46 (2.32%) Cisco Certification
11 43 (2.17%) MCSA
12 41 (2.06%) Citrix Certification
13 37 (1.86%) CCNA
14 32 (1.61%) CCA
15 23 (1.16%) ISEB
15 23 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
16 20 (1.01%) CCEE
17 16 (0.81%) MCSD
18 13 (0.65%) NCDA
19 10 (0.50%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.37%) SLA
2 32 (1.61%) QA
3 11 (0.55%) ISO 9000
3 11 (0.55%) Basel II
3 11 (0.55%) Solvency II
4 10 (0.50%) TickIT
4 10 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.30%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 332 (16.72%) Active Directory
2 203 (10.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 128 (6.45%) Hyper-V
4 85 (4.28%) XenApp
5 64 (3.22%) XenDesktop
6 59 (2.97%) vSphere
7 41 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
8 32 (1.61%) Forefront TMG
9 30 (1.51%) VMware ESX
10 28 (1.41%) Terminal Services
11 24 (1.21%) XenServer
12 23 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
13 15 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 13 (0.65%) ISA Server
15 11 (0.55%) UAG
16 8 (0.40%) vCloud
16 8 (0.40%) Shibboleth
17 6 (0.30%) IAG
18 5 (0.25%) NFS
18 5 (0.25%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 96 (4.83%) SCCM
2 47 (2.37%) SCOM
3 38 (1.91%) Backup Exec
4 31 (1.56%) WSUS
5 17 (0.86%) NetBackup
6 14 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 13 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
8 12 (0.60%) AppDNA
8 12 (0.60%) SCVMM
9 10 (0.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 10 (0.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 8 (0.40%) SCDPM
10 8 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
10 8 (0.40%) Control-M
10 8 (0.40%) Tivoli
11 6 (0.30%) SCOrch
11 6 (0.30%) Cacti
12 5 (0.25%) FortiGate
12 5 (0.25%) ARCserve
12 5 (0.25%) SCSM
Vendors
1 319 (16.06%) VMware
2 252 (12.69%) Citrix
3 182 (9.16%) Cisco
4 105 (5.29%) NetApp
5 103 (5.19%) Oracle
6 79 (3.98%) HP
7 58 (2.92%) EMC
7 58 (2.92%) Symantec
8 49 (2.47%) IBM
9 40 (2.01%) Dell
10 35 (1.76%) Cognos
11 34 (1.71%) Business Objects
12 32 (1.61%) Apple
13 26 (1.31%) CheckPoint
14 24 (1.21%) Fujitsu
15 23 (1.16%) McAfee
15 23 (1.16%) Mitel
16 22 (1.11%) SAP
17 21 (1.06%) Avaya
18 19 (0.96%) Altiris
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Car allowance, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
West Midlands
LA International
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Worcestershire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + pension
Posted: 18 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £450000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-45,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £10 - £16 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, Warwickshire
West Midlands Police
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Roc Search
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + pension + other benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Great Corporate Benefits Package & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
Network IT Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum £50K Basic + Car + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Fusion Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum and benefits.
Posted: 2 days ago